Tennessee Jury Trials in Tort Cases by the Numbers

How many tort cases are tried in Tennessee in the last year?   The Annual Report of the Tennessee Judiciary gives us the answer.  

Here is the data for the year ended June 30, 2009:

Total jury trials in all tort cases:   260

Total number of medical malpractice trials:  26

Total jury trials in the larger counties:

Shelby:   48

Davidson:   65

Knox:    40

Hamilton:   23

Anderson:   8

Rutherford:  8

Sumner:   7

Washington:   6

Sullivan:   6

Hamblen:   6

Coffee:   5

Putnam:  4

Wilson:  4

The discussion of the "vanishing trial" is a reality.